Tonight At 8.30: We Were Dancing; The Astonished Heart; ‘Red by Noël Coward,Barry Day

By Noël Coward,Barry Day

Written as a car for Coward's personal performing abilities along his common degree accomplice Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's formidable sequence of ten one-act performs which observed him breathe new lifestyles into the one-act shape. First played in London in 1936, the performs completely show off Coward's abilities as a playwright, supplying a gleaming, fast paced and remarkably assorted collection of theatrical gem stones.

All ten performs are accrued jointly into this quantity that includes either Coward's personal preface and an advent via Barry Day, editor of The Letters of Nöel Coward.

Coward wrote of the 1st sequence of 3 performs with attribute pride: 'They are all brilliantly written, exquisitely directed, and i'm bewitching in all of them.' Gertrude Lawrence wrote to Coward in 1947, 'Dearest Noël, anywhere i am going . . . all I listen is "Please revive Tonight at 8.30!"'

'Tonight at 8.30 surprises up to it delights as, in the various performs, Coward takes us to an international a ways faraway from that of the wealth and glamour of the debonair London socialites who ruled a lot of his past paintings. however the Master's polish and sparkle are by no means distant as tune and track intertwine with the wit and perception of 1 of our best ever playwrights.' Chichester competition Theatre, 2006.

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